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afghanhound's avatar

Any first-time faucet-buyers out there?

Asked by afghanhound (150points) November 18th, 2015

Are you considering buying a new faucet for your kitchen, bathroom, shower, etc?

What made you decide that you need a new faucet? (ex: did it break? are you remodeling? etc.)

What is the most important thing to you about the new faucet you’re purchasing? And what are some of the “nice to haves”?

Have you been faucet shopping in a home improvement store recently? What was that experience like? Did you do any research beforehand?

What brands are you considering? Does brand matter?

Thank you!

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5 Answers

LuckyGuy's avatar

I had Moen faucets installed in the bathroom sinks and showers about 25–30 years ago. About 3 years ago they started to drip a little. Then a little more. Then a little more. Finally I decided I had to do something about the damn things and called Moen to get the part numbers. They gave me the numbers but did much more. I was shocked to find out they were guaranteed for life!!! Moen sent me the cartridge the tool, and lubricant for free! I fixed them all myself in about an hour. I guess I’m good for another 25 years.
Note. The Delta faucet in the kitchen is about the same age and does not drip.

canidmajor's avatar

I have, in three different houses, installed four faucets myself. All Moen, all high quality. Three kitchen, one bathroom. I have never regretted my choices.

Don’t go cheap, you don’t want to do it again soon.

JLeslie's avatar

I usually have Moen in my houses. For the kitchen I like a faucet that pulls out and has a spray option. I don’t like when the sprayer is a separate unit.

For a bathtub I want the water flow to be as wide open as the law permits for quick filling.

I did visit Kohler a couple of years ago and would gladly consider their fixtures.

Cruiser's avatar

Style of the faucet is first and foremost for my choice of faucets. I have found over the years to do have to purchase at a plumbing/remodeling store other than the big box warehouse stores or online to really have a selection of styles that can add real character to a kitchen or bathroom. Koehler brand faucets are at the top of my list for both function and style.

rojo's avatar

If you buy a common one like Moen or Delta quality is ok and you can get replacement cartriges locally.

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